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Install HP-UX by ignite server withour DHCP server.

 
Weiping He_1
Occasional Advisor

Install HP-UX by ignite server withour DHCP server.

I am trying to install HP-UX on a client machine by using Ignite server.
For security reasons, we are not allowed to use DHCP server.

How can we install HP-UX on the client?
The client is an Itanium-based machine.
It does not have some command like
"boot lan.192.168.10.20 install "

suppose the ignite server is 192.168.10.20
how can I configure it in the EFI Boot Manager menu?
I could not find the right place.
Where can I find the manual for EFI?

Here is what I have done:

Step 1. From the EFI Boot Manager menu, you will see a prompt to
select a boot option. Select Boot option maintenance menu.
EFI Boot Manager ver 1.10 [14.54] Firmware ver 0.0 [4209]

Please select a boot option

EFI Shell [Built-in]
Boot option maintenance menu
Security/Password Menu (*** Prototype ***)

Use up and down-arrows to change option(s).
Use Enter to select an option


Step 2. The Main Menu appears and prompts you to choose an operation.
Select Add a Boot Option.
EFI Boot Maintenance Manager ver 1.10 [14.54]

Main Menu. Select an Operation

Boot from a File
Add a Boot Option
Delete Boot Option(s)
Change Boot Order

Manage BootNext setting
Set Auto Boot TimeOut

Select Active Console Output Devices
Select Active Console Input Devices
Select Active Standard Error Devices

Cold Reset
Exit

Step 3. The following menu displays. Select an appropriate network
card for network boot.

Add a Boot Option. Select a Volume

Removable Media Boot [Acpi(HWP0002,0)/Pci(2|0)/Ata(Primary,Maste
Load File [EFI Shell [Built-in]]
Load File [Acpi(HWP0002,0)/Pci(3|0)/Mac(00306E1E4ED4)]
Load File [Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(2|0)/Mac(00306E1E3ED6)]
Exit


Step 4. Enter a boot option name at the message prompt.
For this example, new boot options are named LAN1.

Step 5. Exit to the main menu. The new boot option will now appear in the EFI Boot Manager main menu.
EFI Boot Manager ver 1.10 [14.54] Firmware ver 0.0 [4209]

Please select a boot option

SCSI2-HPUX
EFI Shell [Built-in]
LAN1
Boot option maintenance menu
Security/Password Menu (*** Prototype ***)

Use up and down-arrows to change option(s).
Use Enter to select an option

It then keeps looking for DHCP server.

DHCP.................

stops at "cannot find a DHCP server".

Can somebody help me?

Thanks a lot!
2 REPLIES 2
Michael Roberts_3
Honored Contributor

Re: Install HP-UX by ignite server withour DHCP server.

Itanium firmware does not support the "directed boot" that PA firmware does. When you do a network boot from the EFI the first bootp server to respond wins.

Though the message says "DHCP" the request can be satisfied with the bootp service on another HPUX system.

On the bootp server in /etc/bootptab there will be an entry for the booting client:

# common parts of network install
IADEF:\
ht=ethernet:\
hn:\
bf=/opt/ignite/boot/nbp.efi:\
bs=48:\
sm=255.255.255.0:\
gw=192.1.1.1:\
ds=192.1.1.1:\
dn=corp.com:\
vm=rfc1048:

# client specific part
clientName:tc=IADEF:ip=192.1.52.209:ha=00306E4A0AAA:

Also on the bootp server the inetd.conf file must have bootps enabled:

/etc/inetd.conf
bootps dgram udp wait root /usr/lbin/bootpd bootpd

etouq ot hguone revelc ton m'i
Wang Xueyan
Advisor

Re: Install HP-UX by ignite server withour DHCP server.

Pls don't configure the DHCP from the ignite GUI. It doesn't work. It is easy to use SAM to configure the DHCP.

SAM->Networking and Communication->Bootable_Devices->DHCP Devices booting From the Server

Then input all the fields. I'm sure it can work because I just tried on the rx2600.